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I received pr. post yours of the 17th this day, I shall forward your Letter to the Children. I received a Letter from mrs Johnson of the 12th in which she says mr Cranch’s wounds were healing, that the most dangerous was just below the Hair, the other upon the Side of the head. The Skull was laid bare. The Bravadoes struck him twice after he was sensless upon the Ground, and for no other...
I received your letter by Mr. Pintard. Two articles we are much distressed for; the one is bells, but the more important one is wood. Yet you cannot see wood for trees. No arrangement has been made, but by promises never performed, to supply the newcomers with fuel. Of the promises Briesler had received his full share. He had procured nine cords of wood; between six and seven of that was...
James got home safe though covered over with mud and dirt, horses and carriage up to their very ears. He got home about 4 oclock on friday. You were led into a sad mistake by Mr Bayard respecting the roads. I traveled them once in a similar state, and therefore have a greater dread of them. I told some members of Congress, that as they were not very usefully employed at present, in order to...
I have been so much engaged that I have not been able to get time to write you a line this week. I have paid some visits to the Secretarie’s ladies, and took tea with them, and one to Mrs. Senator Read, all of which you know by experience takes up time. we had on Thursday 14 couple of young ladies and gentlemen to dine, Bingham, Hares, Whites, Wilsons, Peter’s, Rush’s, Pinckney’s, Breck’s,...
This will be delivered to you, by our friend, Mrs. Smith, who will pass you, on her way to New-York; she is determined to call, and ask you how you are. Since I wrote you last, some changes have taken place. The Secretary of War has resigned, and General Marshal, is nominated in his place. I fear, however, that he will not be prevailed upon to accept the appointment; such times are approaching...
Mr Smith called upon me a few moments this forenoon & brought me your letter of May 9th. I received the favour in due order. General Marshall is nominated Secretary of State, Mr Dexter Secretary of War in lieu of General Marshall promoted, further I say not, sensations of various Kinds will undoubtedly be felt and many reflections no doubt be cast, yet so it is. You Know the resolution has not...
I write you a line this morning to say that dispatches have arrived from our envoys up to April as I understand. I have not seen them. They are just decypherd and will be communicated. No reception of them by the directory. Some conferences with Tallyrand, the Subject as I learn, money. money still—why will our envoys listen to such tales? they will delay & delay, untill the concequences will...
I congratulate you upon your safe arrival in Philadelphia the pleasure is enhanced by being unexpected; you would have gratified me by taking a family dinner with me to day: but as you plead fatigue I will request that pleasure tomorrow—Let me know how you are this morning— Yours affectionatly MHi : Smith-Carter Family Papers.
In return for your polite attention I send you two old News papers, in one of which you will find a Letter of July the 3d which you will notice— I see no papers. If you have any worth sending, it will be charity to forward them / to your Aunt I shall write you more an other time. DLC : Shaw Family Papers.
I return a subscription paper, which was inclosed to me by your Late much esteemed, and highly respected Father, whose death, no one more Sincerely mourns than I do, as a loss to Learning, to Religion, and to his Country, to all of which he was both an honour and an ornament. With his near and more particuliar connections, I tenderly sympathize, and pray that they may receive comfort, from the...
Inclosed is a paper I promised in a former Letter— I shall not write to Washington untill I get on my journey, but you may write under cover to col Smith, and let me know when the president was in Philadelphia. I do not get any news papers from thence now— Your affectionate / Mother NRU .
I received yours of the 9th. and thank you for the excellent matter which it contained. Mr Shaw has not sent you any papers from hence because the papers have not been worth transmitting, a tupor appears to have seized every person and the query what can be done? what will be done? what ought to be done? seems to be the questions, amongst the three parties, into which not only the Legislature...
Inclosed are the Letters by this days post Saturday—Tell William I received his from Worster this morning. all well but James who must needs go a Girl hunting before he recoverd from mumps, So is sick with a fever but if he cannot come on I Shall take peter, and leave him to repent of his folly Yours as ever MHi : Adams Papers.
I have not written you for several days, you will easily suppose my time much occupied by having Mrs Johnson, & now our Boston friends here and making preparation to go away. Mrs Johnson will go tomorrow or Tuesday. Mrs Smith on Friday. Thursday will be my last public dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens can tell you what a crowd we had on friday evening. The rooms and entry were full, and so hot as...
Mrs Adams’s Respects to Dr Benknap. She takes the Liberty of sending him a pamphlet just published, Said to be written by mr Dennis of Maryland, the Successor to mr Murrey, and also a few of Peters, Edition of the Cannibals progress, as he terms it. these details may be very usefull, tho the horrors they contain Should make us Shed tears of Blood, at the depravity of Human nature. NhD .
I arrived here on Sunday last, and without meeting with any accident worth noticing, except losing ourselves when we left Baltimore, and going eight or nine miles on the Frederick road, by which means we were obliged to go the other eight through woods, where we wandered two hours without finding a guide, or the path. Fortunately, a straggling black came up with us, and we engaged him as a...
I inclose you the Letter which gave me every reason to expect that Thomas was on Board Capt Jenkins. as he is not mentiond, and I have not heard any thing, I am fearfull he did not come. Perhaps capt Jenkins may know in what vessel he took his passage. It is very painfull to be daily expecting a Friend at this Season of the year. one cannot help having much anxiety. The conduct of Dr W——h is...
I could not but regreet that we had not the pleasure of Seeing you in Philadelphia, as you got so near. But we could not prevail upon mrs Smith to Stay any longer. I hope to have the Satisfaction of Seeing you Soon at Quincy. I shall leave here on monday. the President will Sit out next week for Washington. I have to trouble you again with an other Bill of Laden. the chairs mentiond in it be...
I received your kind Letter of March 17th after I had written the inclosed. I know that I have been long indebted to you for a Letter, but I have felt ever since I was Sick, as tho I could not write, only when necessitated to. Man is born to trouble as the sparks flie upwards, we daily experience this truth; both your public and domestic occurrencies; and every one knows their own bitterness...
I could not sleep last night. I read in the Mercury that Captain Jenkins in the America arrived at Newbury port last Sunday. you will say I ought to have slept the better to think that he was out of danger. So I should, perhaps if I could have been certain that Thomas was arrived with him in good Health. His last Letter dated the 19 of october, informd us that he had taken his passage on Board...
I received a few lines from you yesterday, in replie to mr Bates queries. I would have the Room above finishd off the Same Size with the lower Room, the North Clossets to remain in the Room and Chamber, the Stairs to be one flight, a portico with a flat Top which I would have leaded, and a Similar one built over the front door of the House, the two trees cut down, but I do not wish to have the...
we left philadelphia on Wednesday last. the day preceeding was very Hot a partial rain had waterd the Roads for 15 or 20 miles So as to render the first part of our journey pleasent. we were overtaken by showers and detained by them, but on thursday we found clouds of dust for want of Rain. troops and calvacades did not lessen it, and the Heat was intolerably oppressive, So much so as to...
I thank you for the entertainment afforded me by the Stranger, and I most Sincerely Congratulate you, and mrs Smith upon the Birth of a daughter. may her Life be preserved, and with the rest of your amiable little ones, prove a blessings to you. I trouble you again, my dear Sir with a Bill of lading, and inclose the money for the freight of the articles, and Brislers Letter, by which you will...
I received your Letter by mr Sheafe together with the Small trunk Safe, and render many thanks to you and mrs Smith for your kind attention. this morning I received your favour of Janry the 9th, with the papers inclosed manifesting every testimony of Respect and gratefull Remembrance which an affectionate people can pay to the memory of a public Benefactor. my Native State has never been...
Inclosed is a Letter for the Doctor as the contents are valuable you will be so kind as to deliver it yourself, and give me notice that you have received it and done so by the first post I Shall want to hear very often from you and to know how our affairs progress. I am most anxious about the painting and having the Rooms of the old House in order. Mrs Porter must have help. She will have Such...
Last Evening was marrid at the Seat of the President of the united States, by the Revd mr Weld mr Ebeneazer Hannon to Miss Abigail Hunt. please to inform miss Rebecca Tirril of this auspicious Event, as I am a great friend to Matrimony. and always like to promote it. where there is prospect of happiness and comfort, and as Nably had lived with me and was about to marry the brother of mrs...
I expected to have heard from you on Saturday, but no Letter came and on Wedensday but Still no Letter. I was dissapointed, but knowing your many avocations I concluded it must arise from thence. I hope not from Sickness tho you wrote me you was not well. I who have more leisure and no care of Family affairs but my orders can and do devote almost every morning in writing to Some Friend or...
I wrote you in my last how much I was dissapointed in not being able to visit you my dear Sister, but if I had not been obliged to have prepared for my Journey the Situation of our dear Sister and family, as well as of my own would have prevented me, tho a kind providence has preserved the Life of our Sister hitherto, and restored mrs Norten to our prayers, So far as to give us hopes of her...
Death, thou art no Respecter of persons; Washington is no more! a Great Man has fallen, and his End is peace, I shall dye said he, but death has no terrors for me; this Melancholy Event, was this day brought to this city by the mail and by private Letters; the Croup was the rapid disease which put a period to the days, of him whose, memory will I trust be Embalmed in the Hearts of all true...
I am much mortified and dissapointed that I cannot have the pleasure which I anticipated of visiting you with the Children on their Return to Atkinson, I was threatned last week with a return of the complaint under which I labourd last Summer; but I was in hopes it would go of, and that a Ride would Serve me but I have not found it So. my things were all put up yesterday to sit out, but I am...